Lot 234. A Longquan celadon ‘Twin Fish’ dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 in. (35.7 cm.) diam. Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,194 – $4,791). Price Realized £32,500 ($51,935). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The dish is supported on a short foot and has shallow ribbed sides. The interior is carved with two carp surrounded by a floral spray at the well. The glaze is of a sea-green tone.
Provenance: Inherited by the current owner from his mother in the 1980s.
Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington